Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A human being is a deciding being.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.